Connecting an iSCSI software initiator to InfiniBox volumes without Host PowerTools

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Introduction

  • INFINIDAT recommends using Host PowerTools in order to connect hosts to InfiniBox. Nevertheless, if for any reason it is not possible to use Host PowerTools, use the following instructions to connect your host to InfiniBox.
  • This article discussed iSCSI software initiators only. 
  • To connect the host using an HBA, contact INFINIDAT support.

Connecting the iSCSI software initiator

InfiniBox setup

  1. Create an iSCSI Network Space (see instructions on: )
  2. Have the IP addresses ready for the steps that take place on the OS side

Windows

  1. Open the iSCSI Initiator Properties screen. 
  2. Click the Configuration tab. The InfiniBox IQN is displayed on the screen.
  3. Click the Discovery tab. Click Discover Portal. The Discover Target Portal screen opens. Insert the InfiniBox IP address and click OK. The IP address is added to the Target Portals pane.
  4.  Click the Targets tab. Click the Connect button. The Connect To Target screen opens. Check Enable multi-path
     
  5. Click Advanced. The Advanced Settings screen opens. The InfiniBox Network Space IP addresses are listed on the Target Portal IP drop-down list.
    For each IP address, set the following:
    1. Local Adapter - Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
    2. Initiator IP - default
    3. Target Portal IP - the IP address
    4. Click OK
  6. At the end, note that all of the InfiniBox Network Space IP addresses are displayed.

Linux

  1. Run:

    root@prod-lab05:~# sudo iscsiadm -m discovery -t sendtargets -p 172.16.38.223
    
    172.16.38.228:3260,42
    iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770
    
    172.16.38.227:3260,43
    iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770
    
    172.16.38.226:3260,44
    iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770
    
    172.16.38.224:3260,45
    iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770
    
    172.16.38.223:3260,46
    iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770
  2. Run:

    root@prod-lab05:~# sudo iscsiadm -m node --targetname iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770 -l
    
    Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.226,3260] (multiple)
    
    Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.223,3260] (multiple)
    
    Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.227,3260] (multiple)
    
    Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.225,3260] (multiple)
    
    Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.228,3260] (multiple)
    
    Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.224,3260] (multiple)
    
    Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.226,3260] successful.
    
    Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.2009-11.com.infinidat:storage:infinibox-sn-1106-7770, portal: 172.16.38.223,3260] successful.

VMware

  1. Rescan:
    1. Open the vShere client and click the ESX server. 
    2. Click the Configuration tab and then Storage Adapters.
    3. Click Properties and then the Dynamic Discovery tab. 
    4. Click Add.... The Add Send Target Server screen opens. close the screen. 
    5. The Rescan screen opens. Click Yes.
  2. Set the path selection to Round Robin.
    1. Right-click a device and select Manage Paths....
    2.  On the Path Seelction field select Round Robin from the drop-down list.
    3. Click Close.

Solaris 

Provisioning

Follow the instructions on: Connecting hosts to InfiniBox volumes without Host PowerTools.


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